Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love and Rockets, Vol. 41. “Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 4″
Following up on the storylines started in Vol. 3, the Brothers Hernandez, specifically Jamie, deliver one of the high points of their career. By Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez.

2. “Habibi”
Long-awaited graphic novel “Habibi” is a timeless, “Arabian Nights”-styled tale that follows the lives of two orphaned slaves. Exotic and lush, yet heartbreaking at times, it is an exploration of the Islamic culture by one of comics’ most deft craftsmen. By Craig Thompson.

3. “Hark! A Vagrant”
Kate Beaton takes a humorous trip through history and literature with witty, absurd humor featuring characters from Napoleon to Nancy Drew in this collection of comic strips. By Kate Beaton.

4. “Return to Perdition”
Vietnam veteran Michael Satariano Jr. attempts to get revenge for the mob hits on his parents. Working with a black ops program, Michael finds himself caught up in intrigue on all sides, and becomes even more conflicted once he enters a romance with a mobster’s niece. By Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty.

5. “Big Questions”
This existentialist graphic novel follows a flock of birds dealing with a newcomer. Massive, bizarre and thought-provoking. By Anders Nilsen.

6. “Daytripper”
Originally released as 10 individual issues, each issue follows a day in the life of Bras de Olivias Dominguez, with each ending the same — he dies. The following story picks up at a different point in Bras’ life, unconnected to his previous death. By Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba.

7. “Feynman”
This graphic novel recounts the life and career of noted physicist Richard P. Feynman in a funny and educational book. By Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick.

8. “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story”
Jeff Jensen writes a true-crime story of the killer who plagued Oregon. Jensen’s father was the lead detective on the case, and the book also looks at the impact the case had on the family. Art by Jonathan Case.

9. “The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists”
It’s an alternate history of Canadian cartooning, centered on a fictional cartoon society in the city of Dominion, which served as a gathering place for artists. By Seth.

10. “Troop 142″
A webcomic story of a summer at a boys’ scout camp, it explores the cruelty of childhood, and the veneer of civility we paste on top of such conflicts as adults. By Mike Dawson.

For a more in-depth look at these awesome graphic novels of 2011, check out the full article on Matt’s Nerdage blog. Or come to Speeding Bullet and pick these gems up!

 
 
  • Action Comics #964
  • Adventure Time Comics #3
  • Aliens Defiance #5
  • Aspen Universe Revelations #3
  • Astro City #39
  • Back To The Future #12
  • Back To The Future Citizen Brown #5
  • Backstagers #2
  • Batgirl #3
  • Batman Beyond Rebirth #1
  • Bloodshot Reborn #17
  • Blue Beetle #1
  • Captain America Sam Wilson #13
  • Captain America Steve Rogers #5
  • Captain Canuck 2015 Ongoing #9
  • Captain Kid #2
  • Captain Marvel #9
  • Civil War Ii Kingpin #3
  • Conan The Slayer #3
  • Deadly Class #22
  • Deadpool #19
  • Deadpool Annual #1
  • Deathstroke #3
  • Descender #15
  • Detective Comics #941
  • Disney Pirates Of The Caribbean #1
  • Disney Princess #6
  • Doctor Strange Annual #1
  • Doctor Who 11th Year Two #13
  • Doctor Who 12th Year Two #9
  • Doctor Who 4th #5
  • Drax #11
  • Dream Police #12
  • Edens Fall #2
  • Elfquest Final Quest #16
  • Erb Land That Time Forgot #2
  • Extraordinary X-men #14
  • Flash #7
  • Frostbite #1
  • Generation Zero #2
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #5
  • Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harleys #6
  • Hellblazer #2
  • Hillbilly #3
  • Hunt #3
  • Island #11
  • Josie & The Pussycats #1
  • Kim And Kim #3
  • Lady Mechanika La Dama De La Muerte #1
  • Lake Of Fire #2
  • Lumberjanes #30
  • Mae #5
  • Mask Revolution #1
  • Micronauts Revolution #1
  • Monty The Dinosaur #2
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #11
  • Ms Marvel #11
  • Munchkin #21
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #46
  • New Avengers #16
  • Nighthawk #5
  • Odyc #11
  • Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #21
  • Over Garden Wall Ongoing #6
  • Postal #15
  • Rick & Morty #18
  • Rocket Raccoon And Groot #10
  • Saga #38
  • Scooby Doo Team Up #18
  • Simpsons Illustrated #25
  • Sixpack & Dogwelder Hard-travelin Heroz #2
  • Skip To The End #2
  • Snotgirl #3
  • Sombra #3
  • Sonic Universe #90
  • Spider-gwen #12
  • Spider-man Deadpool #9
  • Spider-woman #11
  • Star Trek Waypoint #1
  • Star Wars #23
  • Suicide Squad #3
  • Surgeon X #1
  • Tales From The Darkside #4
  • Tank Girl Gold #1
  • Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes #1
  • Teen Titans Rebirth #1
  • Thunderbolts #5
  • Titans #3
  • Tomboy #8
  • Totally Awesome Hulk #10
  • Transformers More Than Meets Eye #57
  • Ultimates #11
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12
  • Wacky Raceland #4
  • Walt Disney Comics & Stories #734
  • Wayward #16
  • Web Warriors #11
  • Witchfinder City Of The Dead #2
  • Women Of Darby Pop #1
  • Wonder Woman #7
  • X-files Origins #2
  • X-men 92 #7
  • X-o Manowar #50
  • Alter Ego #143
  • Back Issue #92
  • Game Trade Magazine #200
  • Image Plus #6
  • Marvel Previews #15 October 2016
  • Previews #337 October 2016
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  • Disney Zootopia Gn
  • Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary Gn Vol 01
  • Golden Compass Gn Vol 02
  • Jonesy Tp Vol 01
  • Marvel Universe Doctor Strange Digest Tp
  • Mini Marvels Complete Collection Tp New Ptg
  • Peanuts Tribute Charles Schulz Tp
  • Silver Surfer Tp Vol 04 Citizen Of Earth
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  • Wonder Woman A Celebration Of 75 Years Hc
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  • All New All Different Avengers Tp Vol 02 Family Business
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